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Shakespeare's Classic Tragedies

Discover how modern stories continue to be influenced by Shakespeare in this nine-week course covering ambition, revenge, and jealousy in three classic tragedies: Macbeth, Hamlet, and Othello.
Mr. LeCara
132 total reviews for this teacher
New class
Class
60 minutes
per class
Twice per week
over 9 weeks
13-17
year olds
2-4
learners per class
per learner - per class

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Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
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LEARNING GOALS
To have students:
--Employ reading skills and strategies to construct meaning from text
--Describe the thoughts, opinions, and questions that arise as they read, view, or listen to a text
--Evaluate explicit and implicit information to demonstrate awareness of the author’s style
--Extend meaning by analyzing complex elements of fiction
--Defend their interpretations of literature by producing in-depth, validated responses
--Understand and appreciate that literature represents, recreates, shapes and explores human thoughts and experiences
As a veteran reading and writing teacher, Mr. LeCara covered Shakespeare yearly as part of grade-level curriculum.  Accessing Shakespeare's classic works demonstrates to young readers themes that have stood the test of time because they are part of the human experience.  Further awareness also reveals connections to classic Shakespearean works in movies, television shows, cartoons, and advertising.  
HOME ASSIGNMENTS
--Readings
--Summaries
--Guided Reading Questions
--Two optional essays per play; one required after each
Students can expect to dedicate three weeks to each play. Teacher can provide classic versions of the plays covered in digital form that students can print out. It may be easier, however, for students to order the NO FEAR paperback series of texts from Amazon to better understand the language and so they can mark up the text during their reading, discussions, and analysis. Paperbacks run between $5 and $7 US dollars. o Macbeth: Ambition o Hamlet: Revenge o Othello: Jealousy NO FEAR SHAKESPEARE: Macbeth SUMMARY: Three witches tell the Scottish general Macbeth that he will be King of Scotland. Encouraged by his wife, Macbeth then plots his way to the throne. Once king, Macbeth's paranoia gets the better of him as he fights to hold his position. LINK: https://www.amazon.com/Macbeth-No-Fear-Shakespeare-William/dp/1586638467/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=no+fear+shakespeare&qid=1630866738&sr=8-2 NO FEAR SHAKESPEARE: Hamlet SUMMARY: The ghost of the King of Denmark tells his son Hamlet to avenge his murder by killing the new king, Hamlet's uncle. Hamlet feigns madness, contemplates life and death, and seeks revenge. His uncle, fearing for his life, also devises plots to kill Hamlet. LINK: https://www.amazon.com/Hamlet-No-Fear-Shakespeare-William/dp/1586638440/ref=sxin_13_birs_cobar_search?cv_ct_cx=no+fear+shakespeare&dchild=1&keywords=no+fear+shakespeare&pd_rd_i=1586638440&pd_rd_r=29274087-af27-4e4a-b2db-621206f8c1cd&pd_rd_w=7JTUL&pd_rd_wg=kLO09&pf_rd_p=7ebe70b4-2f7d-488b-87d1-db69c709cb19&pf_rd_r=W367ZCH84CBE6PB3SAZ7&qid=1630866738&sr=1-2-86e09153-50e6-4ad8-8ff3-4f3aa0180b7d NO FEAR SHAKESPEARE: Othello SUMMARY: Furious about being overlooked for a promotion, Iago, jealous of General Othello, the Moor of Venice, sets into motion a plan to ruin Othello's career and marriage. LINK: https://www.amazon.com/Spark-Shakespeare-Othello-SparkNotes-1997-12-01/dp/B0160EZLFI/ref=sr_1_44?dchild=1&keywords=no+fear+shakespeare&qid=1630866738&sr=8-44
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
LEARNER PROGRESS WILL BE ASSESSED BY
   o  the completion of reading assignments
   o  coming to class prepared with summaries, questions, and any other noted observations/connections 
       to modern-day stories and/or shared human experience
   o  their answers to guided reading questions

**Parents are encouraged to contact teacher if they wish to have students complete any extended assignments, from an actual assessment to a more formal essay assignment demonstrating learning and growth.
2 hours per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.

Teacher

Mr. LeCara
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Veteran Educator/Trainer Available to Support Academic Achievement and Personal Growth
132 total reviews
226 completed classes

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